With the MM's run and won, now the big 2yo races switch to Melbourne.
Always interesting these Blue Diamond Preludes and you'd have to go back a long way to find a year where the Blue Diamond winner didn't come through the Preludes.
Looking at the replays, in the C&G heat the best wins for mine were by #1 Run Naan
down the straight last start. And the stable already has the 2018 MM. Could McEvoy win the Diamond as well?# 3 Olivander
's win was almost as impressive on debut.
Interesting that the Snowden team has sent #5 Invincible Lad
down. It was well fancied in the Breeder's Plate but folded up after a tough run in front. You have to respect Pete's judgement though and I'm sure he wouldn't be sending it down unless he thought it could improve.
In the fillies, there are only 2 races that expose the form and while the 3 horses all ran nice races I don't think it is up to the Colts and Geldings form. Once again the Snowden camp has one in this time an unraced filly #10 Pure Elation
. If you are having a bet in this race you should watch the impressive trial. She is a grey by I Am Invincible out of a mare that won the Cap D'Antibes down the straight and is part of a family that has produced some nice fillies/mares over the years (Rosa's Spur, Rosarino).http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2017Oct09&VenueCode=MzA2MTgw&RaceNumber=9&MeetingCategory=Trial&VideoFileType=FullReplay